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that. you're also taxing the middle class under the ryan plan. that is disdain today. >> all right, dr. ruiz. so do you want a 30-second rebuttal of the campaign? >> of course, i do. this is critically important. was there police brutality or was there not? was it an elder or a child? these things, folks, are in the press. they are in "the boston herald," they are in the harvard newspaper. they are documented. they are written. they're spelled out for people to see. it is critically important that people know that who he's saying he is right now is not who he is. further, what i said in that email message was that the city councilman should have been held accountable for allowing durhamville to be the third-world condition that it was and that it continues to be. have your party release the entire interslew. -- interview. release the interview that exonerates me. >> we're down to the last couple of questions. elizabeth, you have the floor. >> dr. ruiz, in 2010 a bipartisan federal commission unveiled the plan to cut the nation's deficit by $4 trillion through a mix of tax increases and
he said that cutting taxes should not be part of negotiation of tax reform. i wonder if those comments in any way reflect the democratic stance. >> the president made clear that he supports tax reform broadly, but senator schumer is making an important point, that the wealthiest must pay their fair share. he is making the very clear point the president has made and others have made that it is fanciful thinking to imagine that you can give more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, and that the pixie dust of trickle-down economics will somehow erase any damage to the deficit or hold harmless the middle class -- it is a mirage. it is not realistic. the broader issues of tax reform are something that very much interest the president of united states, but has always -- his approach is always that everyone has to pay their fair share, everyone has to pay their -- everyone has to get a fair shot. in the debate he is having with the election and has been having with republicans on capitol hill, if we take a balanced approach that includes increased revenues by asking millionaire
construction workers back to work. why? it would have been an increase in taxes, not for most people, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. this is actually about jobs and economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is
to tackle at an issue, increasing their taxes? >> let's start with the families. they will get their attention. the voters have to understand all this, which they did not, and voters need to understand what we have to do to get all this corrected, and they do not. if we ever get that over to the voters, they will vote for the people who are geared up, ready, and know how to do it and are running on that basis, and then we can change this country forever and get us back to where we used to be when i was a boy in the depression. why schoolteachers and would have been doctors, lawyers, indian chiefs today. with luck they were making $200 a month, but they were talented, they brought out the best in all of us. they were by example really fine people, and with the highest qualities. all that got transmitted to the children at class a even if they were not getting it at home. >> when you were running you were talking about increasing not necessarily dollars per capita, but investing in education, communications, and transportation. even while trying to reduce deficits and debt, you w
that they are not going to cut taxes in way that willed a to the deficit, and i'll bet they are also claim that they are not going to raise taxes on the middle class, but they'll give the middle class a tax break. all of those lies we have heard before. and obamacare is a big government program. i don't think joe can be too aggressive. he doesn't have to be obnoxious. that's not his style anyhow. but he has to take on every single one of those. the other thing i think is is important for joe biden, i believe, that he has got to remember, that this is not for him. nobody is going to vote for him or paul ryan. if you are going to vote for just joe biden or paul ryan. if you want to vote for paul ryan and joe biden, you can't do that. it's not about paul or joe, it's about barack obama and mitt romney. and joe biden has to keep bringing it back to the fundamental choices. move forward with obama or move backward with mitt romney. i think joe has to make that point over and over and over again. and then i think it is important for us to realize that in the past there have
, it would have put construction workers back to work. why? it would have been an increase in taxes, not for most people, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. mr. brown? >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the
of comfort with voters. the obama campaign guns in. plant closings, layoffs, outsourcing, income tax returns. they take a baseball bat in beat romney's brains in in the six or seven swing states. that is why his numbers were upside down. why they did that i do not know. i have been asking that question since june. it was a huge miscalculation. the romney campaign family intervention try to introduce him -- this is what they should have done back in may or june. >> mrs. romney and the oldest son of mitt romney went to the father and said to have to change things. >> for a long time, the family had wanted to take the charlie cook approach. chris wallace alluded to the fact that their big bet from the beginning was that all you had to be was not obama. that turned out to be wrong. we can see in the different channels that they are doing now. you have to be yourself in addition to not being obama. >> let me explain. a lot of you do not know who stuart stevens is. he is a republican strategist from mississippi. he was a hollywood writer. he used to write "northern exposure." he has written a coup
will tax people who are trying to get somewhere instead of taxing people who are already somewhere. these people who are making billions of dollars have enough money to help others in need. they have enough money to give to the ones in need. instead of uniting the country and doing bad, we decide that we want to say, listen, we are going to pay these guys more than we will pay these guys. you have people on welfare that are barely making it. and obama is giving them a fighting chance. we have to give -- let me just say this one thing. and we ought to give the community a fighting chance. everybody has to have a fighting chance, as joe biden was saying last night. that is what they are thinking. host: did you participate in the democratic national convention in charlotte, when it was down there? caller: yes, sir. i was working down there. it was a mandatory work. host: what kind of work were you doing down there? caller: i was doing the about term attendant jobs at the airport. but i have just got laid off. and i'm going to re hard time. tuesday that 47% of the country does not want
into record deficits under george bush is because we put two wars and two tax cuts on a credit card. and now governor romney wants another $5 trillion in tax cuts that he can't pay for? not if i have anything to say about it. that's not going to happen. [applause] we are not going to let this country fall backward. not now. not with so much at stake. we've got to move forward. we need to invest in small business and manufacturers who create jobs here in the united states. we need to recruit 100,000 math and science teachers, train two million workers at community college, bring down the cost of college tuition. we need to -- [cheers and applause] we need to cut our oil imports in half. create thousands more jobs in clean energy. we need to use the savings from ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan to help pay down our deficit and put people back to work doing some nation building right here at home. that's the agenda we need. that's how you strengthen the middle class. that's how you keep moving forward. that's the choice in this election. and that's why i'm running for a second term. that
for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to funding for pbs to help close the deficit. >> so for all you moms and kids, don't worry. somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today with a star- studded event in san francisco t includes john legend and will i am. >>> one of the staffers at in florida decided to weekend romney's face with a napkin. he laughed it off but and to look uncomfortable. >>> we'll tell you who came out on top in the election with hugo chavez. >> and more cases of fungal meningitis as the outbreak spreads to more states. we'll have an update on that and new information about the pharmacy that distributed the product. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says
these cuts from defense as the house did or do something similar to that. what they want to do is raise taxes. >> when george was in the united states senate he voted to private as a social security. that would have been a huge cataso the collapse of wall street. what i would do is, over time, allow the payroll tax cap to adjust upwards as a first way of protecting the solvency of the program rather than changing the retirement age. >> the candidates have been neck and next for nearly two years but recent polls show kaine has about a four-point lead. >>> also, the first lady make another stop in our area. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney rallies voters in virginia, this time outlining his plans for foreign policy as more polls show him in the lead following last week's debate. >>> a live look outside. it is 6:06. that is the washington monument. we have a little bit of rain but gay then says it is going to get better. we'll talk to her later on when fox 5 morning news continues. -- but gwen says it is going to get better. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of th
bickering going on when it comes to taxes. up next, you're going to hear what mitt romney has to say about his plan, what it could mean for you. also, lance armstrong is linked to what one group calls the most sophisticated doping program in cycling history. e 70,000 trades. ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadillac. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with advanced all-wheel drive. [ engine revving ] it's bringing the future forward. that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> so what's going to happen to your taxes will most certainly be one of the topics paul ryan and joe biden debate thu
, one of the most liberal governors in america. he has raised taxes five times. he just raised taxes last year. that is why i love people refer to him as tax hike mike. that is why they refer to the state of massachusetts as tax achussetts. i don't blame senator bentsen for not talking about michael dukakis. his talking more about his record. i had to blame the federal policies of -- the liberal policies of michael dukakis, i wouldn't do that either. >> you have the to protect the social security trust fund. but you must know that there's something to the argument of your fellow democrat bob strauss that some strain on security growth is needed or to tax social secure benefits as regular income. you spoke for a six-month delay on cost of milk -- cost-of- living increases. are you and gov. dukakis using this issue politically rather than dealing with it responsibly? >> social security is an issue where senator quayle voted eight times. they tried to cut the benefits for 62-year of retirees by 40%. they tried to do and and run on socials record when they first came in after promising n
seven. taxes, depending on who we're length, their tax policy will affect you for years to come. on thursday, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan tried to make the case for the respective ticket's tax plans, take a look. >> our entire premise of these tax reform plans is to grow the economy and create jobs. it's plan estimated to create 7 million jobs. now, we think that government taking 28% of a family and business's income is enough. >> okay. those answers weren't exactly full of detail, so let me see if i can help them out. mitt romney would cut all tax rates by 20% and reduce the top tax rate from 35% to 28%. he'd eliminate taxes on capital gains, repeal the alternative minimum tax and estate tax and cut the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%. on the other hand president obama would keep tax rates the same for those making less than $250,000. he'd also raise the top two tax brackets to 36% and 39.6% and he has supported the buffet rule. he'd restore the estate tax but lower the corporate tax rate to 28% from 35%. so the choice is yours, undecided voter. b
. tax cheat and loves to lay off people and loves to lay off people all in favor of the rich . they heard romney explain himself, and explain the depth of his compassion and the strength of his feeling, the rest of the country got to know him. >> gretchen: could it be that women are thinking about the economy and not just contraception which was what the democrat platform was. they heard about the economy in that debate. >> they had the economy on their mind all along. most of the job loss has been among women. they have had that on their mind and people particularly women wanted to do something different about the economy and change. but they were worried about romney and so they couldn't make the transition . the debate moved them closer and the transition became easier. >> gretchen: dick will stay around. bob beckle said biden will beat paul ryan leak a drum. and the law said you can't kick her out. we are not kidding. ♪ ♪ ♪ here i am. ♪ back in the middle with you. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] food, meet flavor. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boos
duelling ads today. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of the $5 trillion tax cut. >> romney is being dishonest here, too. according to an independent non-profit study, barack obama and liberals will raise taxes on the middle class. >> the ad is airing in eight swing states including florida and ohio. meanwhile the romney campaign ad makes a strong push to capture the woman's vote. >> in 2008, i voted for barack obama. he doesn't have my vote this time. being a woman you think about your future and your children. what i want to think about is a future that has jobs. >> the ad goes on to say the economy is important to women. >> a victory for the obama campaign on early voting in ohio. a federal appeals court in the buckeye state just reinstated early voting on the three final days before election day. the ruling means that people in the key battle ground state can continue to cast their ballots. depending on the decision of the local border of elections that is. the obama camp filed that lawsuit arguing that everyone should have a chance to vote on those days. >> and the earl
of massachusetts. while he lowered the tax burden on the people from one of the highest to one of the law were in the united states. that is a major sense of achievement and i admire that and i'm just delighted to be on the ticket with him. governor dukakis and i agree that we ought to have a trade policy for this country. but we've seen this administration more than double the national debt, that they've moved this country from the number one lender nation in the world to the number one destination in the world under their administration. they have not had a faith policy committee of let trade be a handmaiden for the policy objectives of the country. that this country has exported to many jobs and not enough profits. and as i work to pass a trade bill through the united states senate, through roadblocks every step of the way but we passed a trade bill that any country that has full access to the markets we are entitled to full access to their markets. now that means that we are going to stand tough for america and we are going to protect those jobs coming and we aren't a push american product
president give critics an opening when he talked about a tax hike. let's listen. >> you know the phrase they always use? obama and biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. guess what? yes, we do, in one regard. we want to let that $1 trillion tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have to bear the burden of all the money going to the super-wealthy. >> does the vice president's style create a risk for the democratic ticket? >> he does. you know, it's something that they've been watching with joe biden for years, but joe biden has been preparing for an entire week. by thursday when the debate happens, he will have spent almost a week at his home in wilmington preparing. and when he is prepared, he is much better in that he doesn't make those same gaffes. when he nose what it is that he needs to say and he's not going off the cuff in this style, he does better. >> on thursday, joe biden went aggressively after governor romney on taxes. let's take a look at that. >> you just never know what game or what position governor romney's going to come with. you know, the centerpiece of
%, failed to 10 mitt romney on his tax plan. i would be very able and willing not only to confront the president but reflect and say this is your record, your inability to lead and a result of your policies. connell: we know the present -- we think the president will not be as aggressive as joe biden but may use the same language. did paul ryan responded right way? should be doing differently next week? >> paul ryan hit it exactly right particularly when the vice president came after him about taxes and medicare. paul ryan said actually is you had your hand in a piggy bank and you are the ones taking money out of medicare. they need to be ready for this because they don't want to run on their record. they want to run on the fear mongering approach and talking about taxes and class warfare something they have been effective on. dagen: going negative has worked. >> unfortunately for the president and joe biden there likability has kept them around a 50% market. now that you see these ads with the vice president being the attack on people say the economy has not gotten better. we like
to go back and if we close more taxes and close loopholes and do things that i think we should do, it will the economy will grow faster. >> eliot: in terms of europe where the austerity approach it getting the biggest macro-approach in history and driving rates up across southern europe and budget deficits that are getting worse and worse. i don't see where mitt romney's argument has traction. it seems to me that the stimulus of the policy, traditional economics that barack obama has followed it seems to be working. neil, what am i missing here? >> romney has a point. things could be better. i don't know if they could have been made better, and that stimulus should have been bigger and if it has to do with the problems in the houseing market. there is a big target on the back of obama because of failed housing. there are not that many new arguments that romney can hang his hat on but that's an area that we have not seen exploited. >> i think you're right. if there has been one enormous failure policy, it's the mortgage and the number of homeowners who are underwater, meaning that
romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> welcome back. jerry sandusky will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars amount judge sentenced the former penn state football coach to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. three of his victims fought back tears at the hearing as they testified. sandusky also spoke. >>> the new orleans saints bounty investigation is back in the headlines. nfl commissioner roger goodell has ruled on the appeal of four players the league said were paid cash bonuses. goodell upheld the suspension of jonathan vilma. the players can delay the suspensions by appealing again. >>> a warning for some drivers. theanyone who has an airbag replaced in the last five years may have had counterfeit bags installed. a lis
asked peopleo think horrible thingings. tax cheat and loves to layff chllavfand loves toay thea rxp himself, and explain the depth of his compassion and the strength of his feeling, the rest of the country got to know him. >> gretchen: could it be that e democrat platform was.he they heard about the economy in that debate. >> they had the economy on their mind all along. most of th job loss has been amongomen. ey had ttn tndndplarul wowa to something different about the economy and change. buthey were worried abo romney and so they couldn't make the transition . the debate moved themlos anersi ren: dl stay around. bob beckle said biden will beat paul ryan leak a drum. and the law said you can't kick her out. re nkig. ♪ here i am. ♪ back in the middle with you. ♪ fe un] d,t or avmeoo fe un] d,t or itti rnslaboeoo concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it into skillet dishes, for an instant dose of... hell-o! [ female announcer ] get recipes at flavorboost.com. na vy l baale announc ] the best things inife thg hell-o! e wrengen u se like whole roaed nuts, chewy granol
on the tax cuts is just plain wrong and i think virtually every analyst has said, and even your deputy campaign manager said the charge is wrong. but forgetting that for a second, the job of the president is supposed to be to be confident and to be able to stand up for what he believes in and to be able to articulate what's wrong. mitt romney walked over him. >> i will be honest with you, i think he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run, walked away from his record. and that's something we'll have to make an adjustment for. it takes a certain, as president clinton would say, it takes a certain brass to do what governor romney did there, and it's consistent -- this is what he used to do in private business. i mean, he was the closer at bain capital. and the basic theory is say whatever you need to to get the deal, and that's what he did that night. >> again, this is so laughable. "the new york times" -- by the way, "the new york times" is kicking it into overdrive, the week in review section. rep
"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? why they're always there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? i'm a robot. i know. i know you're a robot! but there's more in you than just circuits and wires! uhhh. (cries) a machine can't give you what a person can. that's why ally has knowledgeable people there for you, night and day. ally bank. your money needs an ally. how do you get from here... let's say you want to get ahead in your career. to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. in fact, by thinking about where you want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find th
be excused for paying any income taxes. >> but he said that's totally wrong. >> let me get to that. the top 47% make more than $250,000 a year and pay more income taxes. he was wrong by saying 47%. he was right in saying 47% don't pay income taxes. you talk about lifting those people up so they can make it in america. that's what they want. they want to become taxpayers, and that's where he was totally wrong and tonal deaf. that's why i said that night, they're not victims. >> but his response right now is saying he was dplecompletely wr which is different than what he said earlier, saying he stated it ineloquently. >> i think what he was saying is he was completely wrong in speaking pejoratively of the 47%, and he was wrong to do that. he is wrong about the basic economics of our country. but we have gotten to a point where the country is paying no income taxes and takg advantage of the role of government. does that mean too high, too low? that's a good argument to get into. >> i'm utterly confused right now. >> you're only confused because he's trying to explain the comment from mitt romn
and everything from taxes, the economy, to abortion, to libya. >>> also this half hour, from colorado, the fbi is asking the public for any help in finding the kidnapper of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, as police work to identify what is believed to be her body and not in one piece sadly. >> not the ending anyone wanted for the story. >>> this morning, new evidence the housing market is heating up there. homes getting snapped up in days. even the return of bidding wars. some positive economic news. >>> and later, whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina with a bomb shelf announcen't about her engagement. her fiance is someone very close to home, extremely close to home. we're going to have it all coming up in "the skinny"." >> huh, bizarre story there. again, is it -- is it really what it is? or little promotion for the reality show that is coming out in a few days later this month. we'll let you decide that one. >>> but first, the one and only vice-presidential debate last night. joe biden, paul ryan walked out onto the stage. both ready to rumble. >> the two men snickered, s
. >>> there was laughing, interrupting and attacks from both sides during last night's vice presidential debate. taxes were a contentious issue during the economic portion of that. take a listen. >> there aren't enough rich people in small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> andrea saul is the national press secretary for the romney campaign, joins us from campaign headquarters in boston. andrea, good morning. great to have you. >> good morning, thanks for having me. >> let's get the style out of the way. right? because that's what everybody wants to talk about. it's the easiest to relate to. it didn't take long for the rnc to put together an ad compiling all of biden's laughter moments, which people have talked about a lot last night and today. it's been said, if you're going to argue or complain about the style, you lost on the substance. why isn't that true? >> it's not about the style. the reason that vice prest biden
taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. >>> they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not doing these alleged disgusting acts. >> from his jail cell former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea pro claiming his innocence. in just a few hours, sandusky will be sentenced for abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. sandusky as well as some of the victims are expected to speak at that hearing. danielle lee joins us from the centre county courthouse with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning. you may be able to see just over my right shoulder people are already lining up outside of this courthouse waiting for this hearing that is set to begin in a couple hours. it will likely be the second time in less than 24 hours that we heard from jerry sandusky after he was largely silent during the entire trial. you may remember that jerry sandusky did not testify. one of the only
and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> oliver mcgee was a deputy assistant secretary of transportation under the clinton administration. but he found himself jumping the aisle to the republican party. why would he make that choice as the country was on the cusp of electing the first back president? that's the subject of his new book. i recently talked with him about his book and why he changed parties. >> thank you for joining us. it is a fascinating book. i want to set the stage here, because you were in the clinton white house. you were a true democrat through and through. would that be fair to say? >> yeah. and come from a family that definitely believes in the democratic party. family and diversity and civil rights. my mama said, you are a democrat through and thr
is thinking about a plan which would lower regulations, which would change the tax, which would drive an energy policy that's very aggressive. i don't know if he's going to get 12. i'm not a romney surrogate. i'm not in the campaign. i have never talked to the campaign. i have nothing to do with romney. i just believe this number shouldot determine the outcome of the presidential election. did you see today -- >> i agree with you. jack, you're a hero to business people in this country. you're a hero to all sorts of people. just do it now. do it. i can go back to loving you and you can go back to loving me. just do it now and say it's not right what you said. nobody cooked the books. you don't truly believe that, do you? >> i said i should have put a question mark at the back of it. >> would you argue that you were being provocative and had you put a question mark it would have been seen as more of a provocative statement rather than factual -- >> it would have been a better statement. there's no question. i put a question mark. look at my tweet last night. i looked -- go look at the t
talking about taxes. was it a fact or fiction. take a listen. >> middle class will pay less and people making a million dollars or more about begin to contribute slightly more. >> that one is an interesting one because he used the million-dollar mark. well, that's moving the goal post. the president, under the tax plan. >> considerably. >> here is the fact. president obama has been promoting for years the threshold for a tax hike would be considerably lower, individuals making $200,000, not a million. >> right. >> 200,000. households making 250,000. >> was it just, you know, he he just said something off the cuff like that and didn't know it? that's a considerable shift in policy if that's indicates. >> considerable. absolutely. that's not moving the goal post. that's just moving it so far you can't even see it you are right. does that mean behind the scenes they are talking about that number? that's the question. >> hoping. because 200,000ness cities like new york, in cities like los angeles are certainly not struggling but that is far from being wealthy. they walked that aback a litt
said it yesterday, i will say it today, i loved him saying i will not cut a tax that will raise the national deficit. now, everybody can obsess on his 87 -- and obsess on what he said during the primaries. but that sent a message to me, jim vandehei. >> of the philosophy. >> that that philosophy, a moderate philosophy, a conservative with a small "c" philosophy, that i'm not going to be a crazy ideologue, i'm not going to slash first and ask questions later. i'm mindful that we live in a global -- on a global stage. where investors are scared to death that the u.s. is going to sink deeper in debt. he's striking, though, he's striking the right tone for me. i know he's striking the right tone now for a lot of americans. i don't think you can overstate the importance of that new tone. >> well, and if he were to win, and i still think it's a big if, he would have a lot of flexibility, i think, to do what you were talking about three or four minutes ago on the show, which is do a global deal that's positions the united states to really sort of take advantage of this global slowdown.
, talk about taxes, talk about regulations, talk about getting people back to work. i think and i don't know but just judging by his record over the past ten years, i think he sees abortion as a sort of maddening distraction from what he considers to be his main agenda, which is work and jobs. >> do you -- okay. do you really think he thinks that, that it's something that -- you don't think he has a gut feeling about it, a belief? >> i don't think he has a core conviction about what the federal government should do with abortion. again, you look at how much he's gone back and forth. again, there are a lot of republicans, there are a lot of conservative republicans, mike, who -- what? >> i believe it's an impractical issue for anybody trying to run for president as a republican. i'm asking what you think he believes. >> that's what i'm telling you. all you have to do is see how many times he's changed on abortion to know this isn't at his he core. you can look at his record and know what is at his core. lower taxes, lower regulations, being pro-business, getting people back to work, be
opportunity and investing in education and bringing manufacturing jobs back overseas or with mitt romney, tax breaks for the rich. >> how much pressure has that first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow now? >> well, i look forward to watching the vice president tomorrow. i know he's eager to do it. i think he's going to have to be on his toes because my guess is you're going to see what mitt romney tried to do which is paul ryan, congressman ryan walk away from the positions that he's held during this campaign and try to give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we'll all be watching. robert gibbs, thank you for your time. >> thanks, matt. >> a reminder, can you watch the vice presidential debate. that's tomorrow night, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> now 11 after the hours. here's savannah. >>> matt, thank you. the parents of a missing colorado girl are speaking out for the first time since their daughter's miss appearance. nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest on this story. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: good m
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